By Joy Johnson, Centering Corporation – When the goddess emerged from the cave of her sorrow she wept anew for there was no one there to greet her. (ancient Greek myth) One widow said it well: “You find out who … Continue reading
About Joy Johnson
In 1978, Joy Johnson and Dr. Marvin Johnson founded Centering Corporation www.centering.org. The Centering Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education on grief and loss for professionals and the families they serve.
Centering Corporation has done remarkably well in the industry, with now a compilation of over 500 resources for grief and loss including the magazine Grief Digest. They continue to provide educational offerings, bookstores, and workshops for caregivers and families, with a heritage of becoming the largest provider of resources for Grief and Loss in the nation.
Joy received the Professional Service Award from the Compassionate Friends in 2004 and has written or edited 150 books on grief. She has co-presented more than 500 workshops at seminars and conferences. Joy is the author of “Keys to Helping Children Deal With Death and Grief,” published by Barrons in New York, and The Very Beautiful Dragon series, published by Centering Corporation.
The Johnsons live in Omaha, Nebraska, and have six children and seven grandchildren.
Joy appeared on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” with Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley to discuss “Thanksgiving Reflections.” To hear Joy being interviewed on this show, click on the following link: www.voiceamericapd.com/health/010157/horsley112306.mp3
Books by Joy Johnson
Posts by Joy Johnson
By Joy Johnson – It breaks our hearts, it troubles our minds, it rattles our souls; seeing children we love devastated, weeping, sorrow-filled. We want to fix it and we can’t. I can’t just go out and buy a new … Continue reading →
By Joy Johnson — There are wonderful public rituals to enrich and comfort us after a death. The Bringing of Food In most communities people bring casseroles or snacks to the home following a death. It’s a time of talking … Continue reading →
By Joy Johnson – Grief: the range of emotions or feelings we experience when someone we love dies. Grief is the price we pay for loving. If you are reading this, it’s likely you loved, and still love, someone special … Continue reading →
NOVEMBER 23, 2006 – THANKSGIVING REFLECTIONS:? JOY JOHNSON has written or edited more than 150 books on grief.? She is co-founder, along with her husband, Dr. Marvin Johnson, of Centering Corporation and Ted E. Bear Hollow, a center for grieving … Continue reading →